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Ephraim Nye papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 358

Scope and Contents

Handwritten autobiography, diaries, and typewritten and handwritten correspondence. Nye writes about his birth in England, his immigration to Australia, his joining the Mormon Church, and his subsequent migration to Utah from 1859 to 1860 where he settled in Ogden. His autobiography covers the time until 1881 when his diary begins. Nye served on a mission for the Mormon Church in Great Britain from 1882 to 1884. There is a gap in the record until 1896 when Nye was called to serve as the president of the California Mission for the Mormon Church where he served from 1896 to 1901.Also included is a letter-press book and some miscellaneous correspondence largely relating to Nye's service as mission president. The collection also includes two photographs; one of Nye and one of his wife.


  • 1881-1902


Language of Materials

Materials in English.

Conditions Governing Access

Open for public research.

Conditions Governing Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Ephraim Nye papers must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical History

Mormon author, businessman, and missionary.


9 items

1 folder

3 v.


19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.

Register of Ephraim Nye papers
Andrea Wyss
2011 March 18
Description rules
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English in Latin script.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States